Strong Communities

A thoughtful approach to land use planning, paired with decision-making that balances growth and development with natural and cultural resource protection, is vital to maintaining a healthy and vibrant Piedmont region.

Upcoming Meetings: Data Centers, Transmission Lines

Upcoming Meetings: Data Centers, Transmission Lines

Don’t miss these important public hearings and our June 11 event on new transmission proposals …
Wilderness Battlefield Area, Threats and the Data Center Industry

Wilderness Battlefield Area, Threats and the Data Center Industry

Wilderness Battlefield’s inclusion on this list underscores the inextricable link between natural, historic and cultural resources …
The Germanna Ford Boat Launch is Open!

The Germanna Ford Boat Launch is Open!

A new public boat launch on the Rapidan River is now open to visitors at Historic Germanna in Orange County …
Additional Information: Belmont Innovation Campus Rezoning

Additional Information: Belmont Innovation Campus Rezoning

Often, data center rezoning applications that come before the Board of Supervisors are, in fact, not submitted by data center developers like Meta, Amazon Web Services, etc. Rather, many rezonings are at the request of …
Additional Information: Prime Soils Zoning Ordinance Amendment

Additional Information: Prime Soils Zoning Ordinance Amendment

How will the ZOAM impact me? The Board of Supervisors has made it very clear that the ZOAM would not reduce – or downzone – the overall density allowable under Cluster Subdivision regulations. As such, …
Quick Update: Things to Know in Culpeper

Quick Update: Things to Know in Culpeper

Spring is upon us! I am very excited to share a few upcoming opportunities to get involved locally, whether that’s to learn more about the deep history of Culpeper or to enjoy what a beautiful …
Wednesday’s historic data center denial in Loudoun

Wednesday’s historic data center denial in Loudoun

As you may have seen in the local news, on Wednesday evening the Loudoun Board of Supervisors voted 5-4 to deny the Belmont Innovation Campus rezoning application …
a river surrounded by forest

Conserving a Cultural Crossroads

On Oct. 27, 2023, Historic Germanna’s executive director, Jennifer Hurst Wender, and board president, Keith Hoffman, signed a perpetual open-space easement on Siegen Forest …